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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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ROAZZI, Antonio  and  CASTRO FILHO, José Aires de. The Development of the Concept of Time as Integration of Distance and Speed . Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2001, vol.14, n.3, pp. 497-503. ISSN 1678-7153.

This study aimed at verifying how the concept of time as an integration of speed and distance emerged and developed in a sample of 46 seven to ten year-old public school children. Results were different from previous studies because even ten years-old children did not use a division rule to achieve judgements about time. These results are interpreted as due more to differences in social, cultural, and school experience than to cross-cultural differences in the development of the notion of time as integration of distance and speed.

Keywords : Concept of time; Piaget; culture; schooling.

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